Newcastle Protect Adam Armstrong – Enhanced Video Of Goals

Newcastle striker Adam Armstrong scored twice in Coventry’s 2-0 win at home to Wigan on Saturday, with his goals coming in the 15th and 62nd minutes, and he hit a post late in the game, and with a little luck he could have had a hat trick.

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Adam Armstrong – scored two for Coventry Saturday

Coventry are at Rochdale tomorrow night in the first round of the League Cup,  but Adam will not be playing as Steve McClaren has asked that he not be cup-tied this season.

Adam can also be recalled with 24 hours notice, so there’s some thought gone into the conditions of his loan spell.

It also suggests that Steve McClaren will go after the two cups this season and let’s hope we get a good cup run in both the FA Cup and the League Cup.

Coventry manager Tony Mowbray told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire after the game that Armstrong was a constant threat in the game, but that he would not be available tomorrow night in the League Cup – at Newcastle’s request.

Adam Armstrong also had this to say after the game on Saturday:

“It was a great day.” “I knew when I turned up at the stadium that it was going to be a good day.”

“I’m really confident in front of goal and I was delighted to see it hit the back of the net, it was a great feeling.”

“It’s a good standard and I really needed to be at my best today.” “You’ve just got to gamble as a striker and it paid off.”

“I hit the post late on which was disappointing but I’ll get my hat-trick next week.”

Here’s a video of his two goals and also when he hit the post – no wonder fans at both Coventry and Newcastle are buzzing about him.

Adam is on loan to Coventry until early January.

Comments welcome.

19 comments so far

  • toonbrother

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:06 AM

    Comment #1

    Alan Pardew did a number on newcastle
    He masterfully suckered Mclaren into giving Colo a new contract by pretending to be interested in him

    NO CLUB in iits right mind would go after colocinni

    this is a player with whom Newcastle has been relegated once and narrowly escaped relegation 3 times

    A player who has been a key part of too many defensive collapses to mention

    Mark my words whilst colocinni remains a starter, we will not win a single game

    Mclaren’s reign will turn to a nightmare very quickly indeed

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #2

    Lilongwe Geordie // Aug 10, 2015 at 8:06 AM

    An old friend of mine runs some youth football in the UK, and he is keen on trying to raise some cash with the academy raising the rest to bring a squad of players over to play in a kids tournament. Would be great for them but is probably a year at least down the line. We have the small issue of none of them having passports to deal with, which could take 6 months to sort out on its own.

    In a 5 years we want to be bringing them to play in Europe at least every couple of years, but that is a fair way down the road yet. If any of my Under 12’s get selected for the U14’s then they will be heading to play in Sweden next year (that is at least the plan, although I expect it to fall through as the money disappears somewhere between now and then while with the FA).

    They wouldn’t be able to join the Toon due to Malawi’s low national ranking, we will be looking at the Greek leagues, Scandinavian etc to try and get players on the pathway to European football though.

    On Colback, I think he is decent. He isn’t a top level player, and probably never will be. But he is functional and has decent all round ability. Most people seem to think he was the best player for us yesterday, and that isn’t a huge surprise, he was comfortably our best midfielder last season.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:10 AM

    Comment #3

    Whilst I would have prevented him playing in the FA cup, I’m not too bothered about the league cup. It is only in desperate circumstances that we should be calling him back, and we will only still be in the league cup by the time he gets back if we made the semi’s.

    I’d prefer to see him continue playing and getting a run of games rather than being left out of the cup matches. Cup games offer a different experience and an important one.

  • toonbrother

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:10 AM

    Comment #4

    Good to see armstrong doing well but lets not get carried away
    This is third tier of English football we’re talking about
    Barely a step up from the reserves
    Toney is only a year older and far more advanced at this stage of his career than Armstong

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #5

    Yeah, it is just league 1, but it is his first good loan spell. At the same age Harry Kane was on loan in League 1 and only managed 5 goals in 18 matches. Arma is almost halfway there in just 1.

    If he continues to score regularly then hopefully he will be at a Championship club from January, continuing his progression and growth. A long way to go, but an excellent start, and two very good finishes.

  • banjax

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #6

    Armstrong is definitely a prospect along with Aaron’s. But selling Cisse would be daft, when Rivierre has contributed one goal over a full year.

  • Ron Knee

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #7

    Would you swap Cissé for Austin?

  • cyprus

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #8

    ‘9’, man,
    You didn’t watch the game yet have so much to say! Actually, there’s much to be critical about (e.g. how we completely lost our shape i the last 2?), but hey, it was the first game and we dominated Soton in the first 60. Remember, last year we should ‘ve lost in double digits against them.

    quick passing, running without the ball, stinging counters, Wiji very good. My pet hate (Ober) was decent, Anita is a changed player. Him going off is a reasonable explanation of why we kind of collapsed. Colback and Sissoko were amazing, as was Krul too.

    Save of the season and counter of the season in less than a minute.

    Negatives: SDJ looks out of his depth. Tiote not in shape. Mitro will need time, maybe. Tiredness: how come? Need a CF and CB. Jan and Mbemba could’ve saved those headers or at least make it harder; didn’t Krul used to come out more?

  • cyprus

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #9

    ‘lost our shape in the last 20’

  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:25 AM

    Comment #10

    Can’t be too disappointed about yesterday as I would have probably took a draw before the game. Was it just coincidence that we lacked after Anita came off ?

  • LGFUAD21

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #11

    Glad to see there were some sensible people on the blog yesterday.

    Some fans are stuck in the 90s.

    Based on yesterday’s performance in confident we can finish 7-10th. We’ll improve as the season goes on.

    For me that would be a good season after the last two. Anyway that says that’s not good enough should probably consult a doctor or find another hobby.

    The league is getting tougher and you can’t expect a couple of signings to suddenly get us in Europe (even if we made 3 more)

  • beermonkey

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #12


    its not armstrongs fault he has been rotting on our bench
    keep him there till xmas and then try and get him in the next league up then next season the championship

  • Ron Knee

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #13


    I was pleasantly surprised with the “new, improved” United. Even Sissoko seemed to blend in well.

    On the negative side, we saw the usual deficiencies in Krul and Haidara brought plenty of energy but little more.

  • will die for the toon army

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #14

    On the first goal studied it was Colo’s fault I admit he left his man and Mbemba was lost in mind with who to mark coz he had two players.

    For the second we have to blame Janmmatt that was his man. All in all we had a good performance. Alot of positives going forward.

    Anita leaving the pitch killed us we lost our shape. He looked better than at Westham. Our little Makelele.

    I insist Mitrovic shld play wen we r all playing well and I see how he can perform. I think he is better than Cisse. Cissez first touch is $h&t.

  • Klatoon

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #15

    Alot of positives even the brief cameo from Mitro showed what hes about. Twice he got on the ball and drove at them which was a surprise having been labelled a box striker by most. This is great attribute especiLly when he starts grtting the ball closer to the opposition goal/box

  • Menelauos

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #16


    Shut up for once about Collo, you got a thing for him or what?

  • will die for the toon army

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #17

    Ron Knee

    Haidara is the weak link. The earlier Dummett comes back the better coz Haidara was shocking.

    Sissoko will improve for sure with Mcclaren giving him alot of praise. DeJong still disappointed he looks like a clone for his brother.

    Perez and Aarons are good but I dont think they will b rushed. Good back up for Sissoko and Cabella. Mcclaren said he wont rush them and insisted they r destined for the first team.

    Mcca is building a squad not a team. Good luck to him.

  • nut meg

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #18

    It was a real joy to watch us pass the ball for the first time in years.Anita done what Anita does best ,receives,gives and goes.A million miles from the last few years & very encouraging for the future. There’s a lot of fitness yet to come from all the players really but Tiote in particular is half a season away from anywhere near full fitness.We simply can’t afford to have him as back up at the minute.He came on when everybody was tiring and was still miles off the pace.I don’t want to be too critical but I’m keeping my fingers crossed that Anita is OK for the next match. I can see a entertaining season ahead but as others have pointed out, we have the same problems at the back….we all know what they are!

  • will die for the toon army

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #19

    With wat we have apparently. We need to buy a back up CB better than Taylor but can put competition on Colo and Mbemba.

    Back up RB. Push Bigi back to CM or loan him out.

    In: CB and RB
    out: Fergie, Willo, Abeid / Bigi, Vuckic.


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